to Art, Vision, & the Disordered Eye ©
Coldham, Vanessa Cooney, Donald Kline, & Marcela Salamanca
painters who "paint what they see", their eyes are their
window to the world, and any significant change in vision
will affect their portrayal of that world. Some painters,
including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Mary Cassatt experienced
visual change that had profound effects on their work. Although
less clear cut, visual change may have also affected the
work of many painters including Vincent van Gogh, and Rembrandt
website will allow you to explore some of the known and
possible visual changes of some well-known artists and the
possible impact of these changes on their art. Simulations
of some of these disorders are included to give you an impression
of the world as those painters might have seen it.
learn more about a painter of interest to you, click on
either the painter's picture or associated link at the left
of this page and you will be taken to a generic description
and simulation of his or her disorder. From there, you will
be able to explore that visual disorder in the context of
his or her life.
| Cezanne | Degas
| El Greco
| Rembrandt | Renoir
| Van Gogh
& AGING LAB - PACE PROGRAM
of Psychology, University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4
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Deep appreciation is expressed
for the invaluable assistance of Andrew Coldham
Mike Mattson (U of C., Learning Commons),
Gagnon (Vision & Aging Lab).
2002 by Eliana Coldham, Vanessa Cooney,
Donald Kline and Marcela Salamanca.
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